Wed, Jun 03 | Online Event

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma When Serving Foster Youth: Self Care Practices

Examine Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma through a trauma-informed lens.
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Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma When Serving Foster Youth: Self Care Practices

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Online Event

About the Event

Sonja Lenz-Rashid, Ph.D., LCSW

Training Description

The training workshop will take a trauma-informed care lens when describing Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma. This training will also utilize case vignettes and small group sharing to dig deep into the various vicarious trauma experiences we may face when working with youth in foster care - and how compassion fatigue and burnout may impact us in our work. Self care practices will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify situations where they may begin to experience Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue (skill building)
  • Participants will apply and practice strategies (via role plays) of mindfulness and Self Care, in order to build Compassion Satisfaction (skill building)
  • Participants will learn about how trauma, and being involved in the child welfare system, may impact a foster youth's experiences with professional boundaries (knowledge building)


10:00 - 10:15 Introductions and Training Objectives

10:15 - 11:00 Section I: Overview of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

11:00 - 11:30 Section II: Building Insight and Awareness about recognizing CF and VT in our work

11:30 - 12:00 Section III: Case Vignettes and Discussion

12:00 - 1:00 Section IV: Self Care Techniques; Course Evaluations

This course meets the qualifications for (3) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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